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Roger F. Gay
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Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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I'd like to put on-click ftp download into a web page. I've been trying to do it by putting a normal anchor with ftp. and ftp:// in the href address. I've never done this before, so I don't actually know whether that's supposed to work, but it hasn't so far. Well ... I tried it with an audio file, and on one attempt, I got a bunch of strange text in the page. I did get some response in the ftp server log when I included username and password .. once even got login window.

Part of the background ... I've also not been able to use username:password@host in the browser or Explorer. Perhaps the problem is in the ftp server set-up.

I guess all I want to accomplish with this post, is to find out whether a simple link in a web page (within the context of my http server) should work, and to get the syntax right. If I know that, I can eliminate it as a problem .. and focus on the ftp server set up.
[ April 24, 2007: Message edited by: Roger F. Gay ]

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Bear Bibeault
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I make any downloadable files available from http and avoid the whole ftp mess.

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Roger F. Gay
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I've had some bad luck with very large files ... slow, incomplete, and corrupt. That's why I started using ftp.
I agree. Here's the link:
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